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  1. No way will there be 'social distancing' on a cruise ship. They may as well wait till the virus is gone to start sailing again if anyone thinks there's going to be social distancing and people wearing face masks on a cruise ship.
  2. If you hate Del Rio so much, why do you patronize NCL? Plenty of other cruise lines to go on. His job is to make money. Not defending him, just stating his responsibility as CEO, as in any company.
  3. Well, I'm going to eat my words.....I think it would be best to change to November of 2021 so I won't be wondering and waiting until November of this year. This is the second time we've had to cancel or postpone a POA cruise.
  4. We are booked on the POA for November 14, 2020 with a 2 day prior stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I know the article says lots of 'assumptions' and models that may not come true so I'm holding out for our stay and cruise as going ahead.
  5. You folks sound like that virus is going to last forever. I say come August, there will be very few cases still around. You can wait a few months if you want but I'll be on a ship on vacation while you're 'safely' tucked away in your space.
  6. We fully intend to fly to Hawaii on November 12 to board Pride of America on Nov 14. If that cruise doesn't go, then we'll take NCL up on the first available POA cruise.
  7. Why do you think we are reading this? Purely for the entertainment! (at least I am). You have to take most everything on Cruise Critic with a grain of salt or a bag of popcorn, whichever you choose.
  8. No one snorkels on the north side of Aruba. Try Red Sail Sports on Eagle Beach if you don't want to take a boat ride to snorkel but the wreck of the Antilla (within sight of the hotels) is worth a boat trip. Been there twice scuba diving and loved it. There is also a fabulous reef (Bari Reef) just off shore on Bonaire that is an easy swim from shore and is one of the most colorful reefs you'll ever see. Snorkeling in Curacao is not as easy.
  9. I'm betting the cruise lines won't be making or enforcing rules like the ones you are advocating and there will be 'that many ignorant people onboard' but we shall have to just wait and see because no one knows at this point.
  10. Can't wait to see crew escorting thousands of people off a ship in the first port for not wearing a mask or social distancing....and I will be one of them.
  11. We just returned from eating brunch at a local restaurant. Not ONE person wearing a mask. Every other table removed and no condiments on the table were the only things I saw different from pre-virus. Tourists are flocking in by the car and boat load. Restrictions have been lifted in most of South Carolina except for bowling alleys, movie theaters and bars and non private swimming pools. It's almost as if people are saying 'what virus?'. Very few masks being worn in the stores as well. While living on an island does eliminate a lot of the risk, I'm surprised that things have returned to pre-virus normal so quickly. I elected to stay home the last month and a half due to my age (although we did take our camping trailer to a state park in Georgia two weeks ago - the only person wearing a mask was the park ranger). My point is, I doubt that the cruise lines will be requiring any sort of mask or social distancing after cruising resumes this year. People are quickly getting back to their normal routines. Friends and relatives in Miami, Georgia and North Carolina are telling me the same sort of things are happening there. I think the mob media is having a field day making people paranoid. Not that we should let our guard down but the hysteria seems to be centered more in the urban cities of the northeast. Even in Seattle where my mom lives in an assisted living facility, things are starting to relax. These are just my observations. I have no second thoughts at all about cruising in November, as long as we can get to the port (we have to fly) and the ports of call are opened to tourists. Too early to tell.
  12. I was at a popular chain store today, then the grocery store and at a restaurant (inside eating now allowed) and hardly anyone was wearing masks. The cashiers, the wait staff and a few senior shoppers (me included) were the only ones wearing masks. There will be no mask requirement when cruising resumes nor will there be social distancing (thank goodness!).
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